MANILA, Philippines — The construction of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) Cavite Extension Phase 1 is on schedule.
Its target opening is on the fourth quarter of 2024.
Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) made the statement on Friday.
LRTA said as of the third quarter of 2023, the progress rate of the first phase of Cavite extension project is at 94 percent.
According to LRTA, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) intends to start its operation in the last quarter of 2024.
LRMC is a private operator of LRT-1.
“We are optimistic that in less than a year, we are to begin the commercial operations of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Phase 1 Project,” LRMC President and CEO Juan Alfonso said.
“The overall progress rate is a good signal to usher the country into an era of modern railway experience where passengers can take advantage of world-class amenities, user-friendly and PWD-friendly facilities, high standards of safety and security, and value-added services,” he added.
Alfonso is referring to the civil and system works of the 6.7-kilometer extension, composed of five new stations which are in various stages of development.
The following are the completion rates of LRT-1 Cavite Extension (Phase 1):
Redemptorist Station (next station after Baclaran station, southbound) – 86 %
MIA Station (closest station to the airport) – 86 %
Asia World Station (to be connected to Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange) – 72 %
Ninoy Aquino Station – 81 %
Dr. Santos Station (last station for the Phase 1 extension) – 90 %
The construction of LRT-1 Cavite Extension started in 2019.
Once completed, it will add eight more stations to the current 20 stations of LRT-1.
The project covers major cities such as Quezon city, Caloocan, Manila, Pasay, and Parañaque, traversing to Bacoor, Cavite.